Val Shawcross

Deputy Mayor for Transport faces old friends and foes

12 July 2016

This meeting took place on 13 July 2016. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here.

Until the beginning of May this year, Valerie Shawcross CBE, was Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee.  Now, she is the new Deputy Mayor for Transport in the Khan administration.

The London Assembly Transport Committee meets tomorrow to question its former colleague about future transport plans for the capital and how she is going to ensure the Mayor delivers the transport promises set out in his election manifesto.  The guest is:

  • Valerie Shawcross CBE, Deputy Mayor for Transport & Deputy Chair of Transport for London (TfL)

Topics to be covered include:

  • Organisational change at TfL
  • Reducing congestion on London’s roads
  • Oxford Street pedestrianisation
  • Taxi and private hire services
  • Promoting cycling and walking
  • Devolution of rail services

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13 July from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

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Notes to editors

  1. Agenda Papers
  2. Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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